UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈɪntərɛstɪŋ/

US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈɪntərəstɪŋ, -trəstɪŋ/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(intər ə sting, -trə sting, -tə res′ting)

WordReference English Collocations © 2020


Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. is an interesting [idea, point, proposition, character]
  2. is the [most, least] interesting thing I have [seen, heard] in a long time
  3. is interesting to [see, note, visit, know]
  4. is interesting to me
  5. not [at all, really, very] interesting
  6. [try to be, make it] interesting
  7. interesting and [useful, important, fun]
  8. interesting [information, data, statistics]
  9. was an interesting [book, movie, article]
  10. is an interesting [person, character]
  11. the interesting thing about [her, the job, the book] is
  12. interesting new [features, developments]
  13. an interesting [mix, blend, combination] (of)
  14. do you want to [know, hear] something interesting?
  15. is interesting that you [like, went, do]
  16. [how, that's] interesting!
WordReference English Collocations © 2020


Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. is a [general, particular] interest in [going, making, doing]
  2. might be of (particular) interest to you
  3. is (an) interest in the [idea, election, game, idea]
  4. is [no, little, great] interest in the [idea]
  5. trying to generate interest [in, around, for]
  6. has taken an interest in [biology, you, her job]
  7. [did, learned, studied] it out of interest
  8. only did it for your (best) interests
  9. had your best interests [at heart, in mind]
  10. in the interest of [justice, time]
  11. whether it is in the public interest (to)
  12. have a special interest in [math, science, your company]
  13. I have no interest in [talking, continuing, making]
  14. lost (all) interest in [math]
  15. listed [chess, reading, cycling] as his main interest
  16. [began, came, called] with great interest (about)
  17. is [increasing, decreasing] interest (in)
  18. is a lot of interest surrounding the [debate, new school, changes]
  19. interest is [growing, spreading] in
  20. pay interest on
  21. pays interest of [6%] per [year, annum]
  22. pays interest at [6%]
  23. pay (no) interest for [three years]
  24. interest paid on the [loan, credit, mortgage]
n as adj
  1. special interest groups
  2. a [good, bad, high, low] interest rate
  3. make interest payments
  1. interests me [greatly, little, a lot]
  2. a [promotion, relationship] interests me [greatly]
  3. [history, politics, psychology] interests me
  4. does not interest me [at all, in the slightest]
  5. [history] does not interest me (at all)
  6. [nothing, nobody] interests her
  7. would interest me to [receive, see] the
  8. it [may, might] interest you to know
  9. would it interest you to know [that, what, who]
  10. can I interest you in (a)
  11. does not interest me (that)
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